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4-tert-Butylcatechol is widely utilized as an inhibitor in polymerization of butadiene, styrene, vinyl acetate and other reactive monomers. It plays an important role in the synthesis of tungsten oxide nanoparticles by nonaqueous sol-gel process. It acts as a stabilizer in the manufacturing of polyurethane foam. It is employed as an antioxidant for synthetic rubber, polymers and oil derivatives. It is also utilized as a purification agent for aminoformate catalysts.
Radical inhibitor and antioxidant.
Rafiee, M. Electrochemical oxidation of 4-tert-butylcatechol in the presence of β-cyclodextrin: Interplay between E and CE mechanisms. Int. J. Chem. Kinet. 2012, 44 (8), 507-513.
Nematollahi, D.; Rafiee, M.; Samadi-Maybodi, A. Mechanistic study of electrochemical oxidation of 4-tert-butylcatechol: A facile electrochemical method for the synthesis of new trimer of 4-tert-butylcatechol. Electrochim. Acta 2004, 49 (15), 2495-2502.
Hazard Statements: H303-H311-H314-H318-H317
May be harmful if swallowed. Toxic in contact with skin. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage. May cause an allergic skin reaction.
Precautionary Statements: P260u-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P405-P501a
Do not breathe dusts or mists. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.